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Can constipation cause appendicitis?

Can constipation cause appendicitis?

No: While a constipated person may develop appendicitis, the constipation did not cause it. However, I have seen prolonged stool retention/constipation cause significant abdominal pain and fever and mimic some signs of appendicitis. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Appendicitis (Definition)

The inflammation of the appendix which can cause right lower quadrant pain that radiates and ...Read more


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Can constipation end up causing an appendicitis? If not treated, what can constipation cause?

Can constipation end up causing an appendicitis? If not treated, what can constipation cause?

Hemorrhoids,: diverticulosis/diverticulitis,abdominal pain,bloating,gas,diarrhea.No reason to live with constipation.Avoid repeated reliance on laxatives as this makes the condition worse.First step is to increace daily fiber.C ur Doc if not better. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could appendicitis cause constipation?

Please tell me, could appendicitis cause constipation?

Unlikely: Appendicitis won't cause constipation, and rarely diarrhea either. Now, after appendectomy one may have some constipation due to effects of surgery and pain meds. Usual symptoms are rlq pain and tenderness, fever, loss of appetite, malaise, and nausea. Usually progresses to rupture in 24-72 hours. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does chronic appendicitis always cause loose stools or constipation ?

Does chronic appendicitis always cause loose stools or constipation ?

No: Appendicitis may create problems with bowel movements, but "chronic" is not a good term for appendicitis. It is usually acute and you should be seen by an experienced surgeon. ...Read more

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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes appendicitis, flatulence, ulcers, diabetes, and constipation?

Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes appendicitis, flatulence, ulcers, diabetes, and constipation?

That's a lot...: ...To answer in 400 characters or less (which is the limit we can input for your answer). For starters, do you have all these conditions and are trying to determine if they are related, or are you just curious about a bunch of different disorders? Happy to help, but you may find your answers in the many excellent healthtap responses already posted for each disease entity above. ...Read more

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Can constipation cause appendicities ?

It is not possible: Appendicitis is a condition in which your appendix becomes inflamed and fills with pus. It has nothing to do with constipation. See your PCP for evaluation and more information. ...Read more

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Can constipation cause appendicities ?

Appendicitis: Is caused by debris caught in the appendiceal pouch , leading to inflammation and infection. Stool can be some such debris ...Read more

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Can being severely constipated really cause appendictis?

Can being severely constipated really cause appendictis?

Not necessarily: Appendicitis occurs when the appendix becomes blocked, often by stool, a foreign body, or cancer. Blockage may also occur from infection. Stool whether constipated or not can plug up the appendix , calcifiy into appendicolith and produce appendicitis. ...Read more

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Can constipation be symptoms of appendicitis?

Can constipation be symptoms of appendicitis?

Not the usual: Pain, low grade fever, white cell WBC increase, worsening and localizing pain, right leg pain or limitation due to inflammation on psoas muscle etc are more common. With perforation abscess, obstruction can occur -not really constipation in my thinking. ...Read more

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Is it possible for constipation to lead to appendicitis?

Not related: Appendicitis is generally from an obstruction in the appendix that causes an overgrowth of bacteria leading to infection. Constipation can have many causes but in most patients it is poor diet and lack of activity. Increasing vegetables and fruits and fiber supplementation can make a major difference in bowel habits. Hydration is also key. ...Read more

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How are extreme constipation and appendicitis different?

How are extreme constipation and appendicitis different?

If worried, see doc: The classic symptoms of appendicitis are abdominal pain localizing to the right lower quadrant (rlq) of the abdomen, some nausea and vomiting, and lack of appetite. On exam, there is rlq tenderness. If the appendix has ruptured, pain and tenderness may be throughout the abdomen. Labs generally show elevated white blood count. Abdominal ultrasound or ct scan are increasingly used for dx. ...Read more

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Bad constipation, now i'm getting worried that I have appendicitis. What is the difference?

Bad constipation, now i'm getting worried that I have appendicitis. What is the difference?

If worried, see doc: The classic symptoms of appendicitis are abdominal pain localizing to the right lower quadrant (rlq) of the abdomen, some nausea and vomiting, and lack of appetite. On exam, there is rlq tenderness. If the appendix has ruptured, pain and tenderness may be throughout the abdomen. Labs generally show elevated white blood count. Abdominal ultrasound or ct scan are increasingly used for dx. ...Read more

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Bad constipation, now i'm getting worried that I have appendicitis. How do I know the difference, what do you recommend?

Bad constipation, now i'm getting worried that I have appendicitis. How do I know the difference, what do you recommend?

If worried, see doc: The classic symptoms of appendicitis are abdominal pain localizing to the right lower quadrant (rlq) of the abdomen, some nausea and vomiting, and lack of appetite. On exam, there is rlq tenderness. If the appendix has ruptured, pain and tenderness may be throughout the abdomen. Labs generally show elevated white blood count. Abdominal ultrasound or ct scan are increasingly used for dx. ...Read more

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Does chronic appendicitis always mess with your bathroom bowlment like diarrheal & constipation ?

Appendicitis: If you are symptomatic from appendicitis you should be seen by a competant surgeon and undergo appropriate testing which may include CT scan and CBC, etc. This is seldom a chronic condition, and although it may affect your colonic function secondarily this needs careful and acute evaluation. Do not fool with this yourself. It could become very severe very quickly and life-threatening. ...Read more

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Can constipation lead to appendicitis or clogged arteries?

Possible: Constipation may lead to hard stool which may enter the lumen of appendix ( facecloth ) leads to appendicitis Clogged arteries lead to mesenteric thrombosis and cause the lethal gangrene of bowel , fortunately it is rare . ...Read more

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